WordPress has wonderful tools to remind admins to keep up-to-date with changes to plugins, themes, etc. When something is updated you get visual reminders, and a simple way to update the software which you can do with a single click. Continue reading “Minor rant.”
Two primary criteria are the ability to use two or more different e-mail accounts, and to implement OpenPGP standards[#3156 and #4880]. This is not actually that difficult to find – quite a number of webmail products have excellent implementations of the standard. But adding a requirement of being simple to install and maintain and suddenly the field of competition seems empty. Continue reading “The webmail quest: Hybridization”
Being without my primary computer has shown a small annoyance in my migration to decentralizing the digital elements of my life: e-mail. Continue reading “Webmail and security and doing homework”
I host a number of websites. I can get away with it because they are so low traffic that I could probably run the server off my cellphone; Continue reading “Curiousity for curiousity’s sake”
Cloudflare, that wünderkind of website security, has been leaking https session data. Probably for months. Continue reading “/jeɪ/ one!”
Once upon a time I ate, breathed, and slept a certain codebase, and I almost got good with it. But what with one thing and another I let the skills rust for a long while, got off the jogging machine.
Now I am tentatively trying the water, different pools and different area – although still a CRUD for all that (or not). In my case all I wanted was a robust api to a set of relatively simple data store objects which are inter-related – the one is a library of the other which are containers for the third.
Every part of that ‘simple’ description is now in flux.
Except the robust api framework – Slim. As far as I am aware there are very few (actually, zero) http apis which are as stable, fast, and extensible. The onion model is brilliant. And, importantly, there is a large base of code in the wild to draw on for inspiration.
Beyond Slim, though… my data models have become increasingly weird and complex. I may be storing the rendered objects, rather than data. Some of the data objects which should be relative are now potentially independent. And depending on the point of view, the containers may also be libraries. And there are binary blobs. Somehow I need to consider the binary blobs.
The big issue to begin with, though, is authentication. And the attendant issues of security. Which has me trawling back through some old code I wrote.
I should likely trim back, and by that I mean take a machete to, the feeping creaturism and set a minimal spec and achieve it.
…the last one was too green.
This one is simpler, is freely licensed, is more blue, and most importantly references that quintessential essence of the modern blag: Hot Air.
The image is the Elegant Themes circle icon Hot Air Balloon.
Too green, tone completely fails to work with the usual blues of technology…
But until I have something better to work with, this is it.